Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, Jun 28, 2018.
The end, my boy. But thanks nonetheless .
It sounded better with the stadium echo thank you
That's brilliant. Sounds better when the crowd sings it together.
Good on Belgium. Without the likes of Honda and Kawasaga, game would've been 5-0.
Japan play better against teams that will open up and try and possess the ball. They are actually quite bad at breaking down the defense and struggle a lot against teams that try to counter them. They are very good at possessing the ball though, and if you try to play that game with them they will press you into mistakes and get their chances.
Who's their coach?
Belgium is so pathetic.
They played better than Japan did. Also, they didn't pass the ball in their zone for 45 minutes.
Passing in their zone for 45 minutes just to get to Round of 16. I'm sure that's an enviable move.
If only they had a Son up front.......
So, you're in favour of how Japan stalled an entire half to get to the Round of 16? Cheap move, really.
I don't have a problem with it. If Senegal scores they have a problem. It's not a tactical risk free decision.
I would take 3 out of 4 games like Japan played every day over any other team in the WC. And I don't blame them for not being stupid in the 4th.
Such a tactic flies in the face of fair play. I think Japan shouldn't have played that way. It's definitely a shame they made to the Round of 16. I would also say this if the team that did it were not Japan.
I hear people say that, but I don't understand what it means.
It never really happens that a team is happy with losing 0-1 and that the opposition have little interest in making it 0-2. In my opinion people are reading far too much into those minutes. And as I said - if Senegal scores Japan look like fools.
Senegal wants to advance to the Round of 16 as much as Japan does. The African nation played all of its three games fairly with equal opportunities to take ball possession. Fair play dictates Japan should have done the same to create fair results. You said, if Senegal scores, Japan will look like fools. Oh, I think Japan made a shameful move, then. It's seriously not a matter of losing 1-0 or 2-0. Japan was moving to the knockout stages, regardless.
I have no idea what you are talking about.
Are you saying it didn't matter if Japan lost 0-1 or 0-2? If so you are wrong. Senegal would have gone through on goal difference if Japan loses 0-2.
I can only repeat what I have said earlier. It only occasionally happens in tournaments that two teams have little motivation for attacking (so hardly a big problem for football). I don't think attacking has anything to do with fair play. Why would it? "Fair play dictates....." is not an argument. It is just a statement basically similar to "I didn't like it so...."
Personally, tamely passing the ball isn't as taxing as going out on offense, but it's a disrespect to players who have played to their fullest to make World Cup an entertaining sport. FIFA should take this matter seriously, but what do you know? They had players taking hormones play.
Yes. What do I know.
Senegal had every opportunity to score one more goal. Really don't see the problem. Senegal, due to lack of quality, didn't manage to - so they went out.
Please mention the last time a team is 1-0 up without any incentive to score playing against a team happy to lose 1-0. Might never have happened before and might never happen again. So I'm not sure if FIFA should care too much.
As these sources state, the team and coach, and I am sure the fans were not happy with what happened to qualify. “The way I made them play was out of character (for the team)"
And to get back on topic of Belgium vs Japan, the vow to return to more character play led to a very enthralling match, where the critique is now the opposite, where in hindsight Japan should have made some earlier subs and play more conservatively while being up 2 in second half.
Nishino apologizes to players for tactics late in group-stage match against Poland | The Japan Times
Japan manager Akira Nishino admits his own negative tactics left him unhappy
That's pretty much your opinion, though. Who knows if Poland had the incentive to score more? And, of course, if this kind of act gets overlooked, there can be more teams using this tactic.
Who knows if Poland had any incentives? Everyone?
Japan was clearly manipulating the result of the match against Poland and should be penalized in one form or another. They lost, but their interest was on advancing to the Round of 16, knowing that Senegal is behind them. And adding a stupid speculation that Poland had no incentive to win is, I repeat, pretty stupid.
Honestly, they can regret and apologize all day, knowing that their team advances, regardless of those actions.
Their first goal was pretty fluky.
Fault of the Japanese goalie, too. Goalkeepers like Lloris, Jo, and Courtois would've saved that easily.
any normal goalie would have.
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